If you’re thinking of undergoing a breast augmentation procedure, you may be curious to know when the best time is to undergo this surgery. After all, a breast augmentation procedure is a major surgery that involves planned recovery time. As a result, prospective patients will want to ensure that they’re timing the treatment just right!
The best time to undergo a breast augmentation is a deeply personal decision; however, there are some standards that can be used to narrow down ideal timing. They include:
- Having support at home. Recovery from the breast augmentation procedure is an important process; most patients will need to spend between five and fourteen days recovering at home depending upon work activity. Some patients return to a desk job in five days. If your job duties require physical activity, the use of your arms or standing or walking a good part of your day, two weeks may be more appropriate. In the first couple of weeks, to ongoing support at home to help with daily tasks is needed. Support at home becomes even more crucial if you have small children, as you won’t be able to lift them while recovering from breast augmentation.
- Family Planning. Breast augmentation is for anyone who wants to enhance their breast size or return to the previous look of their breasts prior to children. It is a personal decision as to whether to have breast augmentation before or after having children. Most women can still breastfeed with implants, however, if you are planning on getting pregnant within a year, you might consider waiting until you are done having children before undergoing the surgery.
- Finishing breastfeeding. It’s recommended that new mothers be done with breastfeeding for at least six months before undergoing surgery.
- Being sure about your decision: Of course, the best time to undergo breast augmentation is when you’re ready to do it! As long as you’re in good health and have realistic expectations for your surgery, you’re ready for this popular cosmetic surgery.
Still not sure if it’s the right time for you to undergo a breast augmentation procedure?
To learn more about the best timing for breast augmentation, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Robert Aycock, MD, in Walnut Creek, CA (925)-937-8377 or Greenbrae, CA (415) 925-1700.
Dr. Aycock serves the greater San Francisco Bay area.